[asa] AIG announcement

From: Carol or John Burgeson <burgytwo@juno.com>
Date: Thu Jun 21 2007 - 13:04:00 EDT

An announcement from AIG:

Andrew Snelling, one of the world’s most respected creation scientists
specializing in geological studies, has joined Answers in Genesis as the
organization’s new director of research.
The addition of Dr. Snelling confirms AiG’s continued efforts to meet the
highest standards in its research in creation studies, according to AiG
President Ken Ham. “Dr. Snelling’s stature among the scientific community
should be an unequivocal sign to the academic world and the media that
serious research is being conducted at AiG and its museum,” Ham said.
Since it opened its doors to museum charter members and media last month
and then held a grand opening on Memorial Day (May 28), AiG has garnered
international attention for its 60,000-square-foot, high-tech museum, and
has drawn more than 30,000 visitors so far.
In years past, AiG has relied on outside, part-time consultants in
geologic studies to ensure that the museum’s extensive exhibits were
accurate. Dr. Snelling, who spent considerable time serving as a
consultant in developing the museum’s large flood-geology room, becomes
AiG’s first full-time Ph.D. in the field of geology and joins a staff of
four other Ph.D. researchers who come from an array of academic
disciplines. Dr. Snelling earned his doctorate in geology from the
University of Sydney in Australia.
Dr. Snelling has extensive experience working in the mining industry in
Australia. One of his main areas of research has been the study of
methods used in dating rocks, a key area of research for groups like AiG,
which see strong evidence for a recent creation.
In addition, Dr. Snelling’s research has indicated that radioactive decay
rates must not have been constant in the past, citing the halos in rock
crystals, which clearly show radioactive decay was accelerated in the
Dr. Snelling’s research has demonstrated that a global flood more than
4,300 years ago explains most rock layers and fossil deposits found
around the world. Building from this foundation, Dr. Snelling has made
predictions as to what should be found if a catastrophic global flood
actually happened (e.g., the existence of extensive rock layers).
Technical papers by Dr. Snelling on metamorphism and rock dating have won
the prestigious “Technical Excellence Award” as best technical paper at
both the 1994 and 1998 “International Conference on Creationism”
In the mid 1980s, Dr. Snelling worked for Ken Ham before Ken moved to the
US. Since late 1998, Dr. Snelling has been a professor of geology at the
Institute for Creation Research near San Diego, California, though still
living in Brisbane, Australia. He has just finished the first draft of a
major new book on the Genesis Flood. Dr. Snelling will still reside in
Australia, with lengthy regular visits to AiG’s northern
Kentucky/Cincinnati area offices and elsewhere as needed. His first US
visit on behalf of AiG, along with his wife Kym, a teacher in a Christian
elementary school, will be June 24–August 7. The couple also has three
adult children.
“We are ecstatic to have someone of Dr. Snelling’s caliber to oversee
research projects, write science articles, and also give occasional
lectures at the museum and at other venues on behalf of AiG and the
Creation Museum,” Ham said. “A gifted communicator, Dr. Snelling is just
as effective speaking to a lay audience, as he is to a group of academic


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